Kawasaki Ninja H2R


Make Model

Kawasaki H2R Ninja / ZX 1000




Four Stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 16 valve, Supercharger Centrifugal, scroll-type


998 cc / 60.9 cub in

Bore x Stroke

76 x 55 mm

Cooling System

Liquid cooled

Compression Ratio



Forced lubrication, wet sump with oil cooler




50 mm x 4 with dual injection,





Max Power

310 hp / 226.3 kW @ 14000 rpm

Max Torque

165.0 Nm / 121.7 lb-ft @ 12500 rpm



Final Drive



Trellis, high-tensile steel, with swingarm mounting plate

Front Suspension

43mm inverted fork with rebound and compression damping, spring preload adjustability and top-out springs

Front Wheel Travel

119 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Uni-Trak® with gas-charged shock, piggyback reservoir, dual-range (high/low-speed) compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustability, and top-out spring

Rear Wheel Travel

135 mm / 5.3 in

Front Brakes

Dual 330 mm discs, radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers, dual semi-floating

Rear Brakes

Single 250mm disc, opposed 2-piston calipers,

Front Tyre

120/600 R17

Rear Tyre





101.6 mm / 4.0 in


Length 2083 mm / 82.0 in
Width 770 mm / 30.3 in
Height 1125 mm / 44.3 in


1,450 mm / 57.1 in

Ground Clearance

130 mm / 5.1 in

Seat Height

826 mm / 32.5 in

Wet Weight

216 kg / 476.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal


The Kawasaki Ninja H2™R hypersport motorcycle is an engineering marvel, made possible only through the sourcing of technological expertise from multiple divisions of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The result of this unprecedented collaboration is a system of carefully crafted premium components and World Superbike racing inspired next-level electronics that work in concert to create an unbelievably powerful machine—one that’s more than worthy of the legendary H2 name.

​The unprecedented power output of the supercharged Ninja H2™R motorcycle is made possible only through a system of finely-tuned and carefully crafted high-quality components.


• Chosen for its high-rpm performance, the centrifugal-type supercharger is incredibly efficient at compressing air (at up to 2.4x atmospheric pressure) while minimizing heat

​• As a result of the supercharger’s efficiency, no large, heavy intercooler was required to cool the compressed air

​• The supercharger was designed to match the engine, allowing high-efficiency operation over a wider range of conditions that could not be provided by a typical supercharger

•The complex shape of the impeller is 3D machined from forged aluminum for high precision and durability

​•The impeller spins at 9.2x speed of the crankshaft, reaching speeds of nearly 130,000 rpm, pumping a capacity of over 200 liters of air per second into the engine

• Designed using technology from KHI’s Aerospace Company, the planetary gear is incredibly compact and efficient at transferring power

• The planetary gear runs off power from the crankshaft, driving the impeller (via a “step-up” gear) to incredibly high rpm

• The engine was painstakingly crafted to endure the extreme stress  from the power created by a supercharger

• The precision-honed combustion chamber is complemented by a flat piston  crown inspired by technology from KHI’s Gas Turbine & Machinery Company that helps prevent detonation

• Assist and slipper clutch offers light clutch pull and minimizes rear wheel chatter caused by aggressive downshifting

Surrounding the Ninja H2™R motorcycle’s high-output engine are a multitude of premium, high-performance components, selected specifically for unmatchable performance at track speeds.

• Commonly found in high-performance racing machines, the dog-ring transmission allows for effortless, short shifts ​

• Rather than shifting gears into place, the gears in this configuration stay in place, with the lightweight dog rings moving to engage the gears ​

• A high-precision hydraulic clutch features Brembo® components for smooth actuation and top performance

• Öhlins® TTX36 rear shock offers precise damping for enhanced traction, comfort and feedback to the rider

• Remote shock preload adjuster makes it easy to adjust settings without tools to suit rider preference

• The KYB® AOS-II (Air-Oil-Separate) low friction cartridge fork offers superb action; initial stroke is smooth and compliant followed by progressive damping through the end of the stroke

• The front fork is fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as preload

• Brembo® clutch lever and front brake lever are designed to prevent wind force from engaging the levers while at higher speed

• Top-shelf Brembo brake components tuned specifically for powerful and progressive braking response

• In the front, 2 massive 330mm Brembo semi-floating discs are gripped by dual radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers for superb braking force

• In the rear, a 250mm disc provides strong braking performance

• The lightweight cast aluminum wheels were designed specifically for the Ninja H2™R and were created using analysis from Kawasaki’s World Superbike team

• The star-pattern 5-spoke wheels offer optimum rigidity for high-power performance

• The Ninja H2R comes equipped with a massive 200mm rear tire that transmits power to the ground

Key enhancements bring Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT)
WorldSBK championship-proven electronics management technology to the Ninja H2™R. This results in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists riders’ ability to adapt to a wide range of closed-course riding conditions.

• Compact IMU enables inertia along 6 Degrees of Freedom to be monitored. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch are measured. The yaw rate is calculated by the ECU using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software

• This next-level system enables predictive and adaptive electronics for precise chassis orientation awareness

• Whereas many competitive traction control systems react to wheel-slip, this IMU-enhanced feedback version of KTRC predicts conditions and acts before slippage exceeds the range for optimal traction

• When turned on, riders can choose from 9 modes, allowing riders to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding. Riders may also elect to turn the system off ​

• Modes 1-6 are optimized for track conditions and Modes 7-9 for “street-like” conditions

• 3-mode KLCM provides unmatchable acceleration from a stop by electronically controlling engine output to minimize rear wheel-slip and front end lift

• Kawasaki Launch Control Mode allows the rider to launch from a stop with the throttle held wide open

• The Öhlins® electronic steering damper adjusts damping based on a number of inputs

• At lower speeds, damping is lessened. As speed increases, steering damping increases for optimal performance

• The KQS enables clutchless downshifts for quick and smooth deceleration

​• Complementing the engine’s strong power and the dog-ring transmission, a contactless-type quick shifter enables quick upshifts for seamless acceleration IMU enabled Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS) is a ​ supersport-grade high-precision multi-sensing ABS brake assistance system

• Uses high-precision control to modulate brake pressure during sport riding

• This system allows riders to set engine braking according to preference

• When the system is activated, the engine braking effect is reduced, providing less interference when riding on the circuit

The Ninja H2™R motorcycle design projects intense force becoming a product of functional beauty. Each and every angle, from the carbon-fiber wings to the front fender, is designed to contribute unprecedented performance and style

• The trellis frame provides the strength to harness the incredible power of the supercharged engine and the balanced flex to achieve optimal rigidity

and pliability for aggressive sport riding

• Developed by KHI, the Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black paint of the fuel tank, fairing and seat cowl is one of a kind

• The multi-layer composite paint includes a layer of pure silver formed by a chemical reaction, creating the mirrored effect

• In the shade, the dark base coat shows through the silver for a deep, 3D appearance. In the sun, the silver creates a brilliant metallic effect

• Reserved only for models of historical significance, the iconic Kawasaki River Mark is featured prominently on the front cowl

• The River Mark dates back to the earliest days of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and has been used on select motorcycle models since the 1960s

• Bank angle display and max bank angle-recording function

​• Multi-function Meter – Digital LCD screen with black/white reverse display and an analogue-style tachometer

• Display functions include: digital speedometer, gear position indicator, odometer, dual trip meters, current mileage, average mileage,

fuel consumption, coolant temperature, boost indicator, boost (intake air chamber) temperature, stopwatch (lap timer), clock and the Economical Riding Indicator

• Tachometer design uses an actual needle enhanced by backlit rpm numbers that illuminate to chase the tachometer needle as it moves around the dial

• Bright, compact LED headlamps are positioned low to evoke the image of a predator’s fangs

• Elegant LED taillight/brake light is flanked by surface-emitting LED position lamps

• LED rear turn signals featuring an inner lens, surface texturing and surface-emitting LEDs contribute to the bike’s high-tech image


• Developed by KHI, the Mirror Coated Matte Spark Black/Mirror Coated Spark Black paint of the fuel tank, fairing and seat cowl is the first-ever on a mass-production automobile or motorcycle

• The multi-layer composite paint includes a layer of pure silver formed by a chemical reaction, creating the mirrored effect

• In the shade, the dark base coat shows through the silver for a deep, 3D appearance. In the sun, the silver creates a brilliant metallic effect

Kawasaki set out to create a factory-built motorcycle, where Kawasaki engineers were able to pursue unadulterated performance without the limitations of street or racing homologation. The first four-stroke, supercharged motorcycle from a major manufacturer, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R produces once unheard of power for a factory-built

 motorcycle. It’s truly Built Beyond Belief.